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Rescue at Los Banos Large Print


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Bruce Henderson has written more than twenty books, including the national bestseller Hero Found and Rescue at Los Ba os. Henderson served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CVA-61) during the Vietnam War. He lives in Menlo Park, California.


"Bruce Henderson has told a wonderfully exciting story of one of war's greatest rescues with verve, style, and panache. I didn't even stop for coffee during my reading: it was so classically unputdownable."--Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Men Who United the States
"Rescue at Los Banos will swell your chest. Bruce Henderson's powerful account has earned a place on the top shelf of World War II nonfiction narratives."--Mitchell Zuckoff, New York Times bestselling author of 13 Hours and Lost in Shangri-La
"An epic survival story of men and women held captive in a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines until their remarkable rescue by U.S. paratroopers and Filipino guerrillas three years later. Fast-paced and compelling, Rescue at Los Banos is as gripping as any suspense novel."--Vincent Bugliosi, author of Helter Skelter and Reclaiming History
"Rescue at Los Banos hits the drop zone. Extensively researched and extremely well-written, Bruce Henderson's riveting account of the historic events of 23 February 1945 finally does justice to the greatest airborne operation in U.S. military history."--John D. Lukacs, author of Escape from Davao
"Riveting...Bruce Henderson does it again with his account of the prisoners at Los Banos. I felt their agonies, sacrifices, and exhilaration. Any reader would love this account of individuals triumphing over seemingly impossible obstacles."--John Wukovits, author of Hell From the Heavens
"The agony and anguish for the Japanese-held Los Banos internees - all civilians and including children and small babies - is almost beyond belief. The raid by U.S. paratroopers that set them free is breathtaking."--Bill Sloan, author of Undefeated
"Bruce Henderson has managed to pull one of the most daring rescue missions in military history out of obscurity and turn it into a solid book of passion and fascinating detail. He has done his readers - and military history buffs in general - a great service."--Captain Dale Dye, USMC (Ret), author of Contra File and other Shake Davis novels and Hollywood military adviser
"Riveting. ... Achieves a high standard of popular history. Rescue at Los Banos artfully blends vibrant character sketches with equally clear military fact, all rendered in vivid color."--Kirkus Reviews
"Reads like an adventure thriller and sheds new light on one of the most compelling stories of World War II. ... Anyone who enjoyed Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken or Mitchell Zuckoff's Lost in Shangri-La should check this one out."

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